Skip Nav
Geek Culture
49 Free Templates For the Coolest Jack-o'-Lantern on the Block
Digital Life
14 of This Year's Hottest Gadgets to Give
Geek Culture
Break the Internet With These 50+ Clever Costumes

NASA Twitter Contest For Mars Rover Launch

NASA Announces Mars Rover Launch Twitter Contest

NASA must be reading our minds again, because its newly announced Tweetup contest to see the launch of the Mars Rover is a space geek's dream come true.

The two-day Tweetup for 150 NASA Twitter followers is set to correspond with the expected launch of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover on Nov. 25 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As with all space launches, viewing the live launch is dependent on the day's weather. The actual Tweetup and socializing with other winners begins on Nov. 23 at the Kennedy Space Center, complete with a guided tour and the opportunity to speak to the scientists and engineers behind the space program.

Curiosity is expected to arrive on our galactic neighbor in August 2012 at the Gale crate for a two-year mission. The rover's main duties are to investigate "whether a selected area of Mars offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life and for preserving evidence about life if it existed."

Registration for the Tweetup begins noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and closes at noon Friday, Oct. 7. The 150 participants will be randomly selected from the online registrations.

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Supermoon Pictures
NASA Captures Exploding Star
NASA New Mars Images
Picture of a Dying Star
NASA Double Eclipse Photos
NASA's Jupiter Flyby Images
Star Blowing Bubbles

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds